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English Weather, News, Ski Report - April 12, 2024



Happy, hot, sunny skiing !

At 09.30 the temperature is already

  • +5° in the Village.
  • +6° on Solaise.
  • +8°  on Bellevarde.
  • +3° on Pisaillas.

The maximum temperature at 2000 metres will be +14°.


No problems are expected on our village roads.


All lifts are open, and most pistes are also open and were groomed overnight.

The following are likely to close early due to the high avalanche risk.

  • L
  • Santons
  • Combe du Geant
  • Aiglon
  • Lower part of the Signal

The patrollers think carefully before closing a piste,
please don't ignore their expert knowledge.

This morning there is racing and training on the :

  • Upper part of the Orange
  • Upper part of the OK
  • 3J
  • G
  • Raye

The lower part of the Marmottons is closed due to lack of snow.

The tunnel piste is open
But remember that it is

  • Very black
  • Not groomed
  • Steep
  • Narrow
  • Bumpy

Other pistes not groomed last night are :

  • Fôret
  • Lower part of the Signal
  • Table d'Orientation


  • Combe Martin
  • Rhône- Alpes
  • Marmottons
  • Cugnai
  • S
  • 3000


  • Joseray

The two touring tracks are still open,
but the snow is pretty thin on the lower part of the Brinzei,
which goes up la Daille.

Tignes can be accessed via the Tommeuses and  Borsat chairlifts.

The avalanche risk today is 2 out of 5.

There was a good refreeze last night,
so if you know what you are doing, and where you are going you could find some good spring snow.
But, what about skiing with a mountain guide
as they definitely know what they are doing.

All our cross county tracks and walking paths are open except :

  • Les Branges
  • Laisinant

Remember, the snow on the  lower pistes is likely to be soft and heavy once the sun has warmed it up.
Ignore what 'friends' tell you.
You can save your legs, and sense of humour by taking a lift down.


No weekend traffic forecast to share, as we would normally do on a Friday.
The team that count the vehicles between Albertville and Moutier
have decided that the season is over , and there are not enough visitors to cause problems on the roads.
It IS already very green in the valley !

D-Day for Léo's Invitational, in the Manchet Valley. starting at 10 am.
Our local freestyle star,  Léo Taillefer, has rounded up
50 of his finest, fittest friends to show us their skills :

  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • paragliding
  • speed riding
  • microlighting
  • wing-suiting

Followed  this afternoon by a Circus, and
topped this evening with a concert.
There will, of course  also be refreshments.
Take the yellow shuttle bus, as the car park will quickly be full.

Our lift company needs you!
If you can be even vaguely tempted, come to their open event
09.00-17.00 today,
at at the bottom of the Olympique lift.
Find out exactly what the many and varied jobs entail.
No need to register, just turn up !

Only 10 more days to ride the slow, elderly bubble in le Fornet.
It was 'born' in 1982, and was high tech, 42 years ago.
Its grand finale is on 21st April,
then the race is on to
replace it before the beginning of next winter.
You will still be able to access the Pisaillas glacier
until we close on 5th May.
Use the Col Draglift,
after skiing Solaise and going “Up and Over” on the Leissieres chairlift
or take the 3000 draglift,
followed by the steep, bumpy, very black Tunnel piste.
Finally, this winter's French Alpine Skiing Championships finished yesterday,
with the Womens Super G in Avoriaz.
The final Men's Super G, after being cancelled in Megeve due to lack of snow,
wild winter weather stopped them racing in Tignes on Tuesday.
It is not clear whether it will now happen at all.

Today's Events

Huge, colourful, fun event today in the Manchet Valley
« Léo's Invitational »
Acrobatics including:

  • Paragliding
  • Speed riding
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding

10.00 the village opens.
11.00 BlaBal fly paragliding show
12.00 Micolights and wingsuit demonstration.
13.00 The Circus !
14.00 - 17.00 Léo's invitational show !
In the sky and on the slopes, with parapenting, speed riding, skiing and snowboarding.
18.00 Grand finale.
20.00 Concert with a DJ and the band 'A la Bonheur'.

“Godzilla X Kong : The New Empire”
is showing in our cinema in English
With British stars Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens.
The cinema is in Maison de Val - just next to the Swimming Pool and Sports Centre.

Suggestions of the Day

From 19.00 today
There is an «Evening at 2512 metres»
 la Plage de l’Ouillette restaurant on the top of Solaise.
Come and enjoy a truly memorable experience.
Don’t forget to get the Solaise bubble lift up by 20.00.
Going up and down in the bubble at night
overlooking the bright night lights of Val d’Isere ~
is fun in itself, let alone the tasty food in between.
Please phone to reserve.
+33 04 79 06 63 10

The Signal Restaurant, at the top of the Fornet cable car is preparing for a
party weekend !
Friday 19th April for 3 days.
Le Fornet then closes on 21st for the start of the huge building project,
replacing the elderly bubble lifts
and having new buildings and bubbles in place for the start of next winter.
A 'challenge'.
DJs will be on the terrace playing music at the Signal 12.00 - 19.00.
Pedestrians can go up for free in the cable car 17.00 - 18.00.
The party will then continue at the Poya restaurant,
on the main street opposite the bus station, until 02.00.

BBQ Season is  ON !
Go to the supermarket the “Halles de Val” where their
butcher has prepared a great selection of marinated meat.

Free Public Transport

The red shuttle bus (‘le train rouge’) runs between La Daille and Le Fornet, via the roundabout adjacent to the nursery slopes (‘Rond-point des pistes’) every 6 minutes from 07.00 to 20.00 and then every 20 minutes until 02.00.
The blue shuttle bus (‘le train bleu’) travels between the Rond-point des pistes and Legettaz every 15 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.
The yellow shuttle bus (‘le train jaune’) takes you to the Manchet valley via the main street and the rue de la Balme every 20 minutes from 08.30 to 23.20.

The shuttle bus between Val d’Isère and Tignes does 6 round trips a day.

  • Leaving La Daille at 07.55, 08.35 and 10.50 in the morning and 16.25, 17.25 and 18.20 pm in the afternoon
  • Leaving Tignes 1800 at 8.05, 8.45 and 11.00, in the morning and 16.35, 17.35 and 18.30 in the afternoon.

Opening times

The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre is open from 10.00 to 21.00.
The Tourist Office is open from 08.30 to 19.30.
The Multimedia Library is open from 14.00 to 18.00.
The Town Hall (La Mairie) is open from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.
The Association for employees in Val d’Isère (Vie Val d’Is) is open from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00.
The Reservation Centre (in the basement of the Tourist Office) is open from 08.30 to 19.00.
The Post Office is open from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.30.

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